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Old 03-02-2013, 08:22 PM   #1
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Cool Exhaust Spacer on 4" Lift Kit

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I spoke to an off road suspension store for installation for my lift kit and they said that an exhaust spacer is needed to complete the lift on my Jeep. Are they blowing smoke up my ass or do I in fact need one. Any help would be great. TIA!

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Old 03-02-2013, 08:24 PM   #2
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If you have a 12 or newer, they are correct.

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Old 03-02-2013, 08:42 PM   #3
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I had to install one with my 3.5 lift.
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:47 PM   #4
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Put one on for my 2.5 inch lift
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:01 PM   #5
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Eventually, you'll need new driveshafts, too.
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:44 AM   #6
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You do not need the spacer if you install a new front driveshaft upon installing the lift. The aftermarket driveshafts are a smaller diameter than the factory driveshafts and therefore will not rub all the metal around it.
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:53 AM   #7
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Anyone have a pic of what and where this spacer goes ?
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:06 AM   #8
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You do not need the spacer if you install a new front driveshaft upon installing the lift. The aftermarket driveshafts are a smaller diameter than the factory driveshafts and therefore will not rub all the metal around it.
^^ Yup. I should've clarified. My bad.

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Anyone have a pic of what and where this spacer goes ?
It installs to your exhaust pipe to give you clearance btw the exhaust crossover and your stock front ds when you run shocks longer than 25" (which can give you too much down travel if you disco your sway bars). Only needed on the 2012s and up.

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Old 03-03-2013, 10:25 AM   #9
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Long piece is passenger side and short is drivers. I didn't follow the directions exactly...I used a ratchet strap and pry bar to pull back on the exhaust instead of popping the weld to slide it back.
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:56 AM   #10
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Hmm .. I just looked under mine and there was no spacers .. weird
I have TeraFlex shocks and the jeep seems lifted .. bought it that way so I have no idea how much lift it has.
Running 295/70-18's if that matters


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Hmm .. I just looked under mine and there was no spacers .. weird
I have TeraFlex shocks and the jeep seems lifted .. bought it that way so I have no idea how much lift it has.
Running 295/70-18's if that matters
TF redesigned their shocks last year some time, made em shorter so the spacer wouldn't be a requirement with their 2.5" lift. If your shocks are older, then the PO probably just didn't install the spacer.

If you jack up your Jeep and check it at full droop you'll be able to tell if it's gonna hit or not.
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BRB .. going to the shop to do exactly that ^
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Old 03-03-2013, 12:52 PM   #13
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I sent ya a few PM's .. thanks for the help.

After digging the part number of the shock up on the net .. looks like my lift is over 3" so I ordered the spacers for the exhaust.

This thread was awesome and helped me out a ton!

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